Far from Reality, Fabricated, Concocted: PAGD on Home Ministry’s Kashmir Report

Far from Reality, Fabricated, Concocted - PAGD on Home Ministry’s Kashmir Report

‘The claims in a recently released report by the Union Home ministry are far from the reality. The reality is that there is a systematic disempowerment of the people of Jammu and Kashmir that is continuing to happen, through bureaucratic rule’, PAGD spokesman and senior CPIM leader Mohammad Yousuf Taragami. The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration today rejected the latest report of the Home Ministry that said Narendra Modi Government erased the pain of the people by removing the provisions of Article 370 from Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. The…

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Day will surely come when Articles 370, 35-A would be restored: Mehbooba Mufti

Day will surely come when Articles 370, 35-A would be restored: Mehbooba Mufti

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that the day will surely come when not only Articles 370 and 35-A will be restored but the people of Jammu and Kashmir would be given much more. Currently, on a three-day visit to the Rajouri and Poonch districts, she also termed the present BJP government “oppressor” and equated the people of the UT with the “oppressed”. Addressing party workers at Mendhar town in Poonch, Mehbooba said, “Earlier, when the situation was bad in J&K,…

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Kashmir Police force traders to end strike, open shops on 2nd anniversary of Article 370 Abrogation

Kashmir Police force traders to end strike, open shops on 2nd anniversary of Article 370 Abrogation

Shopkeepers and passers-by in the main city centre of Srinagar accused the police of breaking locks and hauling them over through phone calls to open their shops on August 5, the day that marks the second anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370. They said the forced measure was a follow-up to police warning to keep shops open and not to carry on strike over the last few days. The government in Kashmir seemed to be in no mood to allow anyone to spoil “celebrations” of doing away with the…

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5 Killed, Over 25 missing in cloudburst in Paddar area in Kishtwar

5 Killed, Over 25 missing in cloudburst in Paddar area in Kishtwar

The district development commissioner, Kishtwar, said 60 families were evacuated to safety from the Paddar area in view of incessant rains which posed a threat to their homes Five bodies were recovered on Wednesday after some houses were swept away by flash floods triggered by a cloudburst in a remote village in the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior official said. Over 25 people are reported missing in the cloudburst which struck Honzar village in Dacchan tehsil around 4.30 am, officials said, adding a joint rescue operation by…

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At 7.42% Inflation in J&K highest among all states, makes living costliest in J&K

At 7.42% Inflation in J&K highest among all states, makes living costliest in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir’s inflation rate as per consumer price index (CPI) for the month of June is 7.42 percent, the highest among all states and higher than the India average of 6.26 percent, making the Himalayan region the most expensive place in India to live. According to the CPI data for June released by the Union ministry of statistics and program implementation, J&K is among the states, UTs having a higher inflation rate than all India average. This signifies the concern of people in J&K who decry the skyrocketing prices…

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Delimitation panel reaches Srinagar, PDP to stay away from proceedings, Five-member delegation from NC to meet Commission

Press Briefing by Ms. Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

PDP writes to Delimitation Commission, says the party will stay away from proceedings, The commission lacks constitutional and legal mandate and its very existence and objectives have left the people of Jammu and Kashmir with many questions: Hanjura. A five-member delegation of NC to meet Delimitation Commission in J&K, The commission has allotted 20 minutes to each party to put forth their views about the delimitation process in Jammu and Kashmir, the leader said The five-member Delimitation panel arrived in Srinagar on Tuesday as part of its four-day visit to…

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Didn’t give up demands, foolish to expect the return of Article 370 from this govt: Omar Abdullah

Didn’t give up demands, foolish to expect the return of Article 370 from this govt - Omar Abdullah

In the meeting that lasted for more than three hours Thursday, Omar Abdullah was one of the five persons who could not speak, the other four being Nirmal Singh, Tara Chand, Ghulam A Mir, and Ravinder Raina. It will be foolish to demand restoration of Article 370 — provision in the Constitution of India that provided Jammu and Kashmir a special dispensation, and was abrogated on August 5, 2019 — from the current government, said former Chief Minister of J&K and vice president of the National Conference. Speaking to The…

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Why all-party meeting on J&K is important and what’s could be the agenda

Why all-party meeting on J&K is important and what's on the agenda

The Centre has invited mainstream politicians of Jammu and Kashmir for a meeting in Delhi. The meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is the first outreach initiative from the Centre since the abrigation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the region into two union territories: Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), a group of five parties in Jammu and Kashmir, held a meeting earlier this week to decide about the Centre’s move. The group confirmed participation in the meeting and its…

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As GoI extends olive branch differences start to emerge among J&K politicos

As GoI extends olive branch differences start to emerge among J&K politicos

Differences emerge among Jammu and Kashmir politicos as Narendra Modi extends olive branch, including necessitating the restoration of Article 370 as a condition for the resumption of any political engagement with the Centre on Kashmir Differences have erupted among Jammu and Kashmir’s political parties over key issues, including the restoration of Article 370 and the delimitation of Assembly constituencies after the Central Government invited the UT’s politicos for an all-party meeting.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), one of the constituents of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) or Gupkar Alliance, an…

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PM Modi likely to chair J&K parties meet next week

Political Buzz: PM Modi likely to chair J&K parties meet next week

J&K is witnessing a heightened political activity as the Centre mulls inviting all the political parties from the Union Territory (UT) to New Delhi in the last week of June to start a political engagement, which is likely to pave the way for the restoration of statehood. Several constituents of the Gupkar alliance, an amalgam of five political parties fighting for pre-August 5, 2019 position of J&K, met in Srinagar on Friday to “discuss the future course”, sources said. As J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and the top police officials…

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